Ukraine is fighting for all of us, says Estonia's former president Kersti Kaljulaid
Some analysts say that if Russia takes either part or all of Ukraine, its territorial ambitions are unlikely to stop there. It could pose a threat to other former Soviet Republics that have joined NATO. Kersti Kaljulaid, former president of Estonia (2016-2021), says that the risks to other Baltic states are significant if the collective response to Russia’s ongoing aggression is “weak.” Right now, Kyiv is “not fighting only for Ukraine, but for all of us,” she said. Kaljulaid believes the current crisis poses a threat to Europe’s entire security architecture. “If we are too focused on Ukraine and whether it'll be a slice or a bigger slice, I think we are missing the big picture.”
Kaljulaid spoke with moderator David Sanger in GZERO Media's Global Stage livestream discussion at the Munich Security Conference.
- Will Putin invade Ukraine? - GZERO Media ›
- Is Putin still Soviet? Wrong question - GZERO Media ›
- Should NATO embrace Ukraine? - GZERO Media ›
- Putin's next move won't be a Baltic invasion that could unify NATO ... ›
- "Peace" under authoritarian occupation isn't peaceful: Estonia's Kaja Kallas - GZERO Media ›